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Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The today hit out at Chief Minister for her remarks on Rahul Gandhi's temple visits, saying her own government had been demolishing Hindu shrines.

Pradesh Committee Sachin Pilot's accusation comes ahead of Gandhi's visit tomorrow to launch his party's campaign for the assembly polls later this year.

He may also visit a temple during the visit, party sources said, but there has been no official announcement yet.

During her ongoing Rajashan across the state, Raje had said that Gandhi remembers temple only during election-time. She had herself begun the yatra from a temple in Rajsamand.

In turn, has reminded the of the row in 2015 when temples were dismantled and relocated in the walled city in for the construction of a metro rail line.

alleged that over 300 temples have been demolished in the state capital during the BJP rule.

He asked why Gandhi's temple visits are a problem with the BJP. This has been the part of his upbringing and he was taught about going to the temple by and Indira Gandhi, told

But who has taught Raje to demolish historic and centuries-old temples when she is in power? he said.

People of the state know this fact well that she goes to temples when she faces a political challenge. Otherwise she has no hesitation in ordering their demolition, Pilot said.

Gandhi's temple visits came into focus during assembly election campaigns in and

The will address party workers tomorrow at Ramlila ground, where he will reach in a specially designed bus from airport with supporters following in other vehicles.

Pilot said Gandhi is coming to Jaipur to rid the state of the BJP government.

He said Raje was making statements on non-issues to divert the people's attention and to evade the real questions they want to ask her.

The BJP is nervous and has not yet overcome the shock of the defeat the party tasted in the bypolls, he said.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 16:45 IST